We could look at the first real Thanksgiving, when Native Americans and English Puritans ate venison, corn, and shellfish for three days. Nice. Instead, we’re talking about your various first Thanksgivings. […]


Our eyes glimpsed the deer grazing across the pond. Birds sang, ducks swam, and a cacophony of crickets serenaded. As the sun set on our outdoor conversation, a more serene […]


A misty, moist morning in late October. I woke early, too preoccupied to sleep. By nightfall, our son would be married. I slipped outside with my camera, hoping to settle […]


Seeding Faith

Oct 19, 2015 by

“And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed . . .'” {Luke 17:6a, ESV} Theirs is a small ministry. Nothing flashy. Almost invisible. Some wouldn’t […]


Just after midnight eight years ago, I received one of those dreaded phone calls that brought news of the worst kind. My grandfather suffered a brain hemorrhage. The neurosurgeon performed […]


It happened when the school year had barely left the ground. Two of my three kids, James and Faith, plodded through homework in their favorite spots around the house. My other child, […]


The leaves announce that we’ve arrived firmly in mid-September, and I marvel because weren’t we just yesterday celebrating the last day of school, the start of summer? Where did the long, […]

Life is meant to be savored (1)

Lately, I have been really busy. You know that kind of busy where you feel like you can barely keep your head above water? The school year starting. New projects […]